42 percent of Democratic primary voters in Kentucky on Tuesday chose “uncommited” over Barack Obama. In Arkansas, a Tennessee attorney finished with 41 percent of the vote. ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning all skipped the embarrassing story, despite the fact that CBS and NBC covered the far less interesting Republican primary.
During the month of May, Obama suffered through a series of humiliating protest votes in Democratic primaries. On May 8th, the incumbent President nearly lost the West Virginia primary to a convicted felon. Yet, except for a single mention at 4am on May 9th, the networks have buried Obama’s bad news.
Today news reader Natalie Morales explained, “Just under six months to go until election day and Republicans are coming together behind Mitt Romney, who picked up victories in the Kentucky and Arkansas primaries on Tuesday.”
This Morning co-anchor Erica Hill boringly noted, “In the U.S. presidential race, Mitt Romney won primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky yesterday, bringing him closer to cinching [sic] the Republican nomination.”